Dublin, Trinity College, MS 52 = Book of Armagh
- c. 807
Rabin, Andrew, “Preventive law in early Ireland. Rereading the Additamenta in the Book of Armagh”, North American Journal of Celtic Studies 2:1 (2018): 37–55.
This article argues that the so-called Additamenta, found on ff. 16r–18v of the Book of Armagh, may have functioned as a form of preventive law. Reading the Additamenta in this fashion suggests that the evidence they adduce to legitimize Armagh's property rights reflects those categories of claims thought most likely to prevail should the foundation's landholdings fall into dispute. As an archive of documents that both preserved and shaped institutional memory, they provided a historical frame that limited the possibility of challenges to Armagh's standing or, if those challenges did come to trial, shaped the court's perception to the foundation's benefit. Consequently, even if these documents do not necessarily reflect an ongoing charter tradition, we may still use them as case studies revealing one way in which early Irish landowners—especially those associated with ecclesiastical foundations like Armagh—utilized text and narrative to influence the progress of legal disputes.
Casey, Denis, “Brian Boru, the Book of Armagh and the Irish church in the tenth and eleventh centuries”, in: Duffy, Seán (ed.), Medieval Dublin XVI: proceedings of Clontarf 1014–2014: national conference marking the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017. 103–121.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The so-called capitula for the Book of the Apocalypse in the Book of Armagh (Dublin, Trinity College, 52) and Latin exegesis”, in: Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 405–423.
In the Book of Armagh, on f 159v, we find a lozenge of text which suggests a division system for the text of the New Testament’s Book of the Apocalypse. This short text, which is also found in the Metz Bible, identifies fourteen moments in the Apocalypse in a manner very similar to the way a set of capitula identifies passages within a text while dividing it into sections-and this text has traditionally been studied as one more set of textual divisions for this biblical book. However, closer examination of the text, combined with a comparison with other sets of capitula from biblical codices and summaries in exegetical handbooks suggest this text neither sections the book efficiently nor does it provide an introduction to its content. Rather, the numbered list of items proceeds visually through the book, offering the reader a guide to imagining the visions directly while knowing the narrative account of those visions is to be found in the biblical book’s text.
Richardson, Hilary, “Biblical imagery and the heavenly Jerusalem in the Book of Armagh and the Book of Kells”, in: Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, and Michael Richter (eds.), Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages: texts and transmissions / Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter: Texte und Überlieferung, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002. 205–214.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The plan of New Jerusalem in the Book of Armagh”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 39 (Summer, 2000): 23–38.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “When and why Cothraige was first equated with Patricius?”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 49–50 (1997): 698–711.
Sharpe, Richard, “Palaeographical considerations in the study of the Patrician documents in the Book of Armagh”, Scriptorium 36:1 (1982): 3–28.
Bieler, Ludwig, “The Book of Armagh”, in: s.n. (ed.), Great books of Ireland: Thomas Davis lectures, Dublin, London: Clonmore & Reynolds; Burns & Oates, 1967. 51–63.
Kenney, James F., “Chapter IV: The monastic churches, their founders and traditions: I. The primitive foundations”, in: Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966. 288–371.
337  “Liber Ardmachanus: the Book of Armagh”
Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
Internet Archive:Internet Archive:
1–5 Abbott, T. K., “52; 58–60; 77; 574; 580; 582; 591; 804”
TCD MSS 52 (p. 1); 58 (1); 59 (2); 60 (3); 77 (3); 574 (p. 3); 580 (3); 582 (4); 591 (4); 804 (4)
Stokes, Whitley, and John Strachan (eds.), Thesaurus palaeohibernicus: a collection of Old-Irish glosses, scholia, prose, and verse, 3 vols, vol. 2: Non-Biblical glosses and scholia; Old-Irish prose; names of persons and places; inscriptions; verse; indexes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903.
comments: Reprinted by DIAS in 1987, together with Stokes' supplementary volume.
Internet Archive:Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: Wikisource:
45 “Glosses on Patrician documents (Dublin)”
238–243 “1. The notes in the Book of Armagh”
259–271 “Names of persons and places in the Book of Armagh (Dublin)”
364–365 “II. Memoranda in the Book of Armagh”
Stokes, Whitley, “Hibernica [VIII–X]”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 33 (1895): 62–86.
80–81 [IX] “The glosses in the Book of Armagh”
Stokes, Whitley, “Hibernica: II. The glosses in the Book of Armagh”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 31 (1890): 236–245.
Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], The tripartite Life of Patrick: with other documents relating to that saint, 2 vols, Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores 89, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887.
Internet Archive – part 1 (ends on p. 227):, Internet Archive – part 2: CELT – Liber angeli from the Book of Armagh:
269–356 [Other documents, I] “Documents from the Book of Armagh”
Stokes, Whitley, Irish glosses: a mediæval tract on Latin declension with examples explained in Irish [to which are added the Lorica of Gildas, with the gloss thereon, and a selection of glosses from the Book of Armagh], Dublin: Dublin University Press, 1860.
Internet Archive:Internet Archive: Internet Archive: Internet Archive:
166 “Glosses from the Book of Armagh”
Betham, William, Irish antiquarian researches, 2 vols, vol. 2, Dublin: William Curry, Jun. & Co., 1827.
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